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Kids Love to Help Make Breakfast
My grandchildren love helping me cook whether we’re at my house or theirs. If they’re asked what they want me to fix for breakfast, it’s usually pancakes.
But I’ve been on an oatmeal kick. And, of course, when they see me (or their parents) eating something that looks good, they want some.
The older two children in the house, a second-greader and a kindergartner, started their first day of school this week. Since they attend only online for a few weeks due to the pandemic, I’m helping out. So breakfast needs to be easy and quick.
Back-to-school schedules were interrupted already because of Hurricane Laura (we’re in the Gulf Coast area). Class was dismissed for two days. Since we didn’t have to rush to begin the morning class, I decided to make oatmeal that first day. The kindergartner little asked to help, and of course, I said, “Sure.”
Mixing water and milk into the pot with a dash of salt, she and I waited for the bubbles. I explained, “See the bubbles along the side? Pretty soon, you’ll see it bubble up more. That means it’s boiling. Then we’ll add the oatmeal, and you can pour it in.”
She was so excited and loved stirring and pouring. Surprisingly, Kindergarten Little didn’t lose interest. She even set the table. Orange juice was served with the breakfast, and we left the table full and satisfied.
Does peanut butter go well with oatmeal?
Oatmeal with honey and Turbinado sugar:
I used the “Quick 1 Minute Oats.” I prefer organic raw and unfiltered honey for oatmeal without the hint of flowers or lemon that I enjoy with other recipes. And if you’re watching carb and sugar count, cut either the honey or Turbinado sugar.
Oatmeal or Toast Topped with Banana Slices
Although the “1 Minute Oats” is what’s in this recipe, I like to cook the “Steel Cut 3-Minute” kind. Add banana slices for extra flavor and healthy deliciousness. Don’t care for fresh bananas? Try banana chips (like the Trader Joe Banana Chips shown below). My kindergarten grand-little loves bananas in oatmeal and on top of toast. Big Sis, however, wrinkles her nose up at topping her toast with banana slices but will eat them in her oatmeal.
Toast with Peanut butter and Honey
What is your favorite bread for toast? For the kids, I use whatever their parents buy. But at home, I usually use the thin-sliced Dave’s Bread. Pair it with honey. Keep multiple flavors on hand in the pantry like the rainbow gift set (perfect for your kiddos who are crazy about rainbow things) shown below that is available on Amazon.
Set your breakfast table with cute containers of banana slices (and/or banana chips), peanut butter, and honey. Cook the oatmeal, put it in the bowls, and set them on the table. Let all the littles in your family help themselves to the oatmeal fixings. Fun, fun, fun.
Is a banana healthy to eat?
The oatmeal recipe I make for my grandkids:
Oatmeal Breakfast with Honey, Bananas, and Peanut Butter
a filling oatmeal breakfast with honey, bananas, and peanut butter
- 1-3/4 cup Water
- 1-1/2 cup 2% Milk
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk, 30%, Unsweetened Vanilla
- 2 cup Oatmeal, 1 Minute
- 2 tsp Turbinado sugar
- 2 tsp Honey
Add water, milks, and salt into a pot.
Turn the burner to high, and heat until the water starts boiling.
Add the oatmeal.
Cook for a minute (unless you use 5-min oatmeal).
Add the sugar and stir.
Serve oatmeal into bowls and drizzle with honey.
Add 190 calories for 2 tbsp peanut butter.
Add 105 calories for 1 medium banana.
Toast four pieces of bread (or however many pieces of toast you want). When the toast is ready, add peanut butter and smooth onto the toast. Drizzle honey on top, swirl it in with the peanut butter with a knife. Then top with slices of banana if you like – or not. It’s good with or without bananas. And oatmeal with banana slices makes a great combination as well.
Love to change up things for breakfast? Check out Kitchen Southern Hospitality’s variety of breakfast ideas: